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Dominion High School’s volleyball team will host the third annual Military and First Responders Appreciation Night on Oct. 4 in the school gymnasium.—Courtesy Photo

Sports Briefs: Norbo moves up coaching ranks

Loudoun Valley High School alum Nate Norbo has been hired as an assistant coach for the Dartmouth College men's lacrosse program. Look inside for more on Norbo, along with Dominion volleyball to host Military and First Responders Night; Zachary Buck commits to Holy Cross baseball; and Pro wrestling coming to Leesburg.

Senior Mason Gryniuk and the Woodgrove Wolverines lead the 4A West Region in the VHSL power ratings.—File Photo/Rick Wasser

VHSL football power ratings

The Woodgrove Wolverines sit atop the 4A West Region in the Virginia High School League football power ratings. Potomac Falls and Stone Bridge are second and third in the 5A North Region. Overall, eight Loudoun teams would qualify for the postseason if the playoffs started this week. Joining Woodgrove, Potomac Falls and Stone Bridge on the right side of the playoff bubble are Broad Run, Dominion, Heritage, John Champe and Tuscarora.

Broad Run seniors Brandon Gonzalez and Meech Hembry celebrate Hembry’s second touchdown as the Spartans defeated the Briar Woods Falcons, 36-21, in Ashburn.—Times-Mirror/Rick Wasser

Broad Run runs past rival Briar Woods

Broad Run needed a response. After scoring its second touchdown of the second half, Briar Woods trailed by just eight with plenty of time for another if it could get a stop on defense. Fortunately for the host Spartans, there was little doubt that they would get it and possibly even less about who would be responsible for it. Senior Meech Hembry scored on a 20-yard run with 3:05 left to give Broad Run the insurance touchdown it needed in a 36-21 win over crosstown rival Briar Woods on Friday night.

Briar Woods places first at Conference 14 golf tournament

The Briar Woods Falcons shot a four-player total of 321 at 1757 Golf Club in Dulles to edge Tuscarora and Stone Bridge by one stroke for the team crown Sept. 21 at the Conference 14 golf tournament. Tuscarora freshman Michael Brennan shot a 1-under par round of 71 to claim low medalist honors.

Broad Run senior lineman Erik Davenport records a tackle during a Sept. 16 game versus Centreville.—Photo Courtesy/Dave Harmon

Siler, Centreville pass Broad Run’s test

What a difference a year makes. It was only last September when Broad Run running back Meech Hembry and his offensive teammates stormed into Centreville's back yard and scorched them for 253 yards rushing and five touchdowns in a 56-21 rout. This time, it was the Wildcats turn as they came to Ashburn to repay the favor, rallying for a hard-fought 21-9 victory over the host Spartans.

Robinson excels in college football deubt

Broad Run High School alum Jaleel Robinson, a freshman at Millersville University, has received the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference Eastern Defensive Player of the Week award. Making his college football debut, Robinson returned two interceptions for touchdowns Sept. 1 in a 28-7 win over Pace.

Panther power: Potomac Falls holds off Broad Run’s rally

Broad Run has dominated Potomac Falls on the gridiron for the last decade. The Panthers last defeated the Spartans in 2006. That changed Aug. 26 as Potomac Falls grinded out a 16-10 victory over host Broad Run in front of a packed house in Ashburn.

2016 Broad Run Spartans football preview

At least when it comes to on-field performance, the Broad Run Spartans don’t always meet their goals.But that’s mainly because of how high they’ve set the only one they have. After back-to-back Virginia 5A state quarterfinals appearances in 2013 and 2014, the Spartans came up a game short of that round last season and, even more, their overarching goal of practicing beyond Thanksgiving in late November.
Dr. Chazzy Morris

Morris to coach Broad Run girls’ basketball

Broad Run High School has hired Dr. Chazzy Morris as head coach of its varsity girls' basketball program. Morris served as head coach at Oakcrest School since 2011. She takes the reins from Derrick Jenkins, who stepped down from the position due to medical issues.

The Potomac Falls Panthers travel to Ashburn to face the Broad Run Spartans in both teams’ season opener.—Times-Mirror/Rick Wasser

2016 Varsity Football Schedule

The wait is nearly over as the opening night of the 2016 varsity football season is less than six weeks away. Regular season play kicks off Aug. 26 with 14 of Loudoun's 15 public high schools in action. Week 1 features four games pitting Loudoun teams versus each other. John Champe hosts Woodgrove, Riverside hosts Rock Ridge, Briar Woods hosts Tuscarora and Broad Run plays host to Potomac Falls.

Stephanie Garcia hurdles a barrier during her first-round 3,000-meter steeplechase race. Garcia was competing in her second U.S. Olympic Team Trials.—Times-Mirror/Bill Ofenloch

Garcia narrowly misses Olympic bid: “I gave it everything I had”

For six-and-a-half laps of Thursday's 3,000-meter women's steeplechase final, Broad Run High School graduate Stephanie Garcia appeared to be running with power, control and confidence. With Garcia, a former All-America at the University of Virginia, leading or close to the lead from the start at the U.S. Olympic Track and Field Trials, a top three finish and a trip to the Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games seemed hers for the taking.
Stephanie Garcia

Garcia moves closer to 2016 Olympics bid in steeplechase

Broad Run High School alum Stephanie Garcia took her first step toward qualifying for the United States Olympic team when she placed second in her preliminary heat of the women's 3,000-meter steeplechase July 4 at the University of Oregon's Hayward Field.
Sydney Knego

VHSL Group 5A All-State lacrosse teams

Sydney Knego of Potomac Falls is the Player of the Year on the 2016 Virginia High School League Group 5A All-State girls' lacrosse team. Scott Mitchell of Stone Bridge and Jim Birks of Potomac Falls were selected as Coaches of the Year on the boys' and girls' teams.

VHSL Group 5A All-State softball team

Broad Run catcher Grace Mattimore and Stone Bridge outfielder Olivia Sappington each garnered first-team honors on the 2016 Virginia High School League Group 5A All-State softball team. Broad Run and Stone Bridge are also represented on the second team.

VHSL Group 5A All-State soccer teams

Briar Woods, Broad Run, Potomac Falls, Stone Bridge and Tuscarora high schools are each represented on the 2016 Virginia High School League Group 5A All-State boys' and girls' soccer teams.


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